Don't Mess with Tori

Courtney was glad she had her BFF with her at Fashion Week for many reasons...

Ahhh, fashion week. MY. HAPPY. PLACE.

There's really nothing that gets me more excited than fashion (well, maybe guacamole and a tall, southern man…), but if I must be honest, it’s not just the beautiful clothes and the fantasy of wearing them. For me, at this point in my life, it was about leaving Dallas and venturing into a new city for a couple days and seeing what the future may hold.

Every year prior, fashion week had been a vacation for me. A time to play dress up, drink champagne, hang with my fashionable friends, and eat at spectacular restaurants, all while gazing at the runways and dreaming of a fashionably filled closet. But this year was different. For the first time, it wasn't a vacation. It wasn't playtime. I was there for work. But lucky for me, my work doesn't involve a cubicle…it’s actually a crossover with the one thing I love the most!

And having my best friend, Tori, in tow was essential this year. I knew she would see New York Fashion Week through different eyes than I did. I knew she could encourage me like no one else can. And most importantly, I knew Tori would help make my work FUN! But when it came to the Carmen Marc Valvo show, Lord have mercy, was I glad to have her by my side. I hadn't heard what she said to defend me until I saw the show…and now I realize even more, isn't that what friends are for?!

Thankfully, fashion week was a success -- saw some shows, nailed my Bauble Bar meeting, and even had time for a night out on the town. But who knew when I got back to Dallas that A) my work would really be cut out for me regarding the Bauble Bar collection (more of that to come!), and B) that Matt would make an attempt to step back into my life…yet again. (LOTS more of that to come, too!)But, for me, you will see that fashion will continue to be my therapy over the next couple of episodes. It’s the place that allows me to escape. For some people it’s golf, or college football, or yoga, or cooking…but for me, it’s playing dress up in my closet. Call it a vain hobby if you will, but there's one thing that's for sure: Its consistent…

…and it’s the one thing that I can depend on, for now.

(To shop all my looks you saw on tonight's episode, don't forget to visit my blog, "What Courtney Wore," at!)Can't see the EventBox? Click Here.

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Matt, Mood Boards, and Marfa

Courtney explains how she made the best of all the stressful situations this week.

"Let's Just Make the Most of It"

When it comes to life and rough situations, my mother taught me one valuable lesson: MAKE THE MOST OF IT… And in tonight's episode of Courtney Loves Dallas, you see me do just that in several rough situations.

Let's walk through them, shall we?!

Rough Situation #1: The Matt Drama

Exes really know how to suck the life out of you, don't they?! And when it comes to playing with your emotions, they are quite genius. At the end of last week's episode, y'all were left with seeing me walk away from Matt Nordgren after he told me that we had "nothing." And I was happy with that decision. I had gone to dinner with the attitude of "let's MAKE THE MOST OF IT," and when I felt defeated, I exited. And I could've left it that. But one would think that when he chased me and then called over, and over, and over again that I would crumble and be putty in his hands again…BUT NO. Not only was I emotionally exhausted, but I was embarrassed… embarrassed that I hadn't seen him before for what he really was: Matt was all talk and no action. I had given him years of my life and I was done. D.O.N.E. And at that point there was nothing left to do than say goodbye.

Rough Situation #2: Bauble Bar Presentation

When it comes to work, I am typically great at leaving my personal life at the door, but coming off the heels of the Matt drama, I was flustered and overwhelmed, and in over my head…but thank God I hired my new assistant, Shannon, at the perfect time! She was really able to step in and help me reign it all in and stay organized for my big Bauble Bar presentation! I had been asked to create "mood boards" to present the collection via Skype (mind you I had no idea what a "mood board" was and still, quite frankly, have no idea!) but there was no way I could've made them all in such a short time frame (mind you: Mom's surgery recovery, the Matt dinner, and the Bauble Bar presentation were all within about 72 hours!). Despite my lack of creativity and artistic ability, I was hoping I could talk enough to distract them from the mess that was my "mood boards"…God might not have blessed me with the ability to draw, but he certainly blessed me with the ability to talk…so what else is there to do than MAKE THE MOST of what you've got! And that's exactly what I did, and thankfully, it worked!

Rough Situation #3: Girls Trip to Marfa

After the hellish week I had (Mom's surgery, Matt dinner, Bauble Bar stress, etc.), a girls’ trip with my best friends was exactly what I needed to revitalize and get my head back on straight -- good idea, Tori! Marfa was a small town in Texas that I had seen pictures and read stories about, but honestly when we got there, I felt like I had dragged the girls 8 hours away for nothing. Thankfully, despite the bicycle debacle and the awkward dinner, the Prada exhibit was the icing on the cake to make everything better! And honestly, I had my 3 best friends, no responsibilities, and no babies, so it was the perfect opportunity to, yep, you guessed it: MAKE THE MOST OF IT!


So there's only 2 episodes left of Courtney Loves Dallas, but still so much more to come! Stay tuned to see how the Bauble Bar collaboration turns out…find out about another job that I get to add to my already busy plate…plus, see what happens when things get heated during a fight with Tori!

And, as always, see all the details about my outfits on my blog,!



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